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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Trailers Return to ‘Sesame Street’

The colorful cast of beloved kids’ program Sesame Street welcomed some extra special celebrity guests to celebrate their return to TV on a brand new broadcast home in a new trailer. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Garden Wall,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Win Top Toon Emmys

It was a good night for Cartoon Network at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend, as the network won the Outstanding Animated Program for its Over the Garden Wall miniseries and ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Awards Susan Bin 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship

Women in Animation (WIA) has awarded Harvard student Susan Bin the 2015 Phyllis Craig Scholarship, an annually bestowed purse of $1,000 given to one deserving student who demonstrates ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Orders Two Seasons of Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

HBO has forked over for two seasons of a new animated series from Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), titled Animals. The first two episodes screened earlier this year at the Sundance ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Snags ‘Gorburger Show’

HBO has placed an order for a TV pilot of The Gorburger Show — the internet talkshow spoof from Funny or Die that blends puppetry and star power. The webseries has enjoyed two ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kaguya,’ Season 4 of ‘Thrones’ Arrive on Video

Valentine’s Day was last weekend, but your love of animation can continue this week with the release of Oscar-nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and season four of Game ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ ‘Thrones’ Top VES Noms

Nominees for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced this morning, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leading the feature film categories while Big Hero 6 and ... Continue Reading →
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FuseFX Hires on VFX Supe Jon Massey

FuseFX has snapped up two-time Emmy nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Jon Massey, whose credits include HBO’s True Blood. His first assignment at the L.A.-area studio will be ... Continue Reading →